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A picture of a Baneberry

Baneberry

Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group)

Also known as

Cohosh

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.8m

Max

60cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Baneberry Overview

Also known as Cimicifuga simplex 'Atropurpurea Group'. These plants have long bottle-brush-like flowering spikes of cream-white flowers, which are flushed with pink and appear from September to October. The foliage is comprised of double, heart-shaped three-lobed leaves in burgundy, at the base of the plant.

Common problems with Baneberry

How to propagate Baneberry

Seed

By seed in autumn.

Division

Division in the spring.

Other uses of Baneberry

Grown for their architectural interest and for their flowers and foliage.